Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin said Tuesday it has filed a election bribery complaint with state election officials and the district attorney after GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan handed out free Cousins Subs.
Update 4:30 p.m. Wednesday with comment from district attorney The Waukesha County District Attorney’s office has launched an investigation into allegations that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan traded sub sandwiches for votes in Waukesha on Election Day. "We now have the complaint and, yes, we have commenced the investigation," District Attorney Brad Schimel told Patch in an email Wednesday. Schimel, who is out of the office until April 16 added: "I hope that a resolution can wait until I am back, but I am in regular communication with the investigator." The Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed the complaint in Waukesha Wednesday morning. Detective David Witkowski of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department…
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney topped challenger Rick Santorum and two other rivals in Tuesday's presidential primary. Here is a replay of Patch's live blog from Tuesday's election, which include comments from voters, the candidates and their campaigns.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson fully supported and endorsed Mitt Romney at the pancake brunch in Wauwatosa.
Congressman Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson fully supported and endorsed Mitt Romney at the pancake brunch in Wauwatosa on Sunday. Hundreds gathered to hear Mitt Romney at Bluemound Gardens Restaurant. Romney gave his stance on government spending, health care and unemployment. State Sen. Chris Larson made an appearance at the end of the event to give his opinion on Romney's campaign. MORE COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Wisconsin senator endorses GOP frontrunner Sunday morning, but he also teamed up with Congressman Ryan to play a joke on the former Massachusetts governor.
It's not a good sign when you're the leading candidate in the Republican presidential primary race and not a single person shows up to one of your campaign appearances. Luckily for Mitt Romney, Sunday was April Fools Day, and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson were just having a little fun with him when they introduced him to an empty room at a campaign appearance in Wauwatosa on Sunday afternoon. While a packed dining hall of supporters waited upstairs at the Bluemound Gardens Restaurant, the two Wisconsin Republicans had prepared a nearly identical room decorated with campaign signs in a completely vacant downstairs room. "We didn't get much of a crowd this morning," they told Romney. "It will be OK, it will be OK." Romney joked …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Republican presidential candidates campaigned throughout Wisconsin on Saturday. You check out a replay Patch's live blog from their campaign trail.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were in the Badger State on Saturday, participating in multiple campaign events. Patch followed the candidates throughout the day in our live blog — and will be posted updates from the campaign trail, including videos, photos and more.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The poll results keep rolling in, this one from Rasmussen Reports. Mitt Romney still leads Santorum by double digits, but President Obama would beat both of them in Wisconsin, if the election were held today.
For the third time this week, a poll released Friday shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a lead over his rivals heading into Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday. The Rasmussen Reports poll shows Romney is ahead of Rick Santorum, 44 to 34 percent. Just a week ago, Rasmussen's survey showed Romney at 46 percent with Santorum sitting at 33 percent. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich each garnered 7 percent in the poll. Two percent want someone else and 6 percent are undecided. The poll was conducted Thursday and questions were asked of 717 likely Republican primary voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent. A Marquette University poll released Tuesday and a St. Norbert/Wisconsin Public Radio poll released Thursday both list…
Former House speaker, who is running in fourth place in the polls for Tuesday's GOP primary, blasts Obama in speech before lukewarm crowd.
Sticking primarily to his conservative fiscal and social message, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stumped on Marquette University campus Thursday evening during what appears to be the sunset of his campaign. During the hour-long rally, the former speaker of the House spoke of several of his proposals, including creating a personal Social Security savings account system, establishing policies that would encourage energy independence, and creating a job-training requirement for those that receive unemployment. "If you sign up for money, you have to be trained by a business," he said. "Remember, 99 weeks is long enough to get an associate’s degree and yet, we have given millions of people 99 weeks of money." Gringrich worn a …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Republican presidential primary election is Tuesday, and a poll out today has Mitt Romney ahead of Rick Santorum by five points.
Another poll indicates that if Wisconsin voters cast ballots today, Mitt Romney would come out the winner in the Republican presidential primary. Using a sample of 403 likely voters, the St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio survey shakes out like this: Voters were interviewed between March 24 to March 28 and the poll has a +/- 5 percent margin of error. The St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio poll also asked respondents their top reason(s) for supporting their candidate. Not surprisingly, voters who participated in the survey named jobs and the economy their number one concern. Healthcare and the budget, including the deficit, taxes and spending, round out the top three. While Santorum led Romney by double digits late last month, March …
Friday, March 23, 2012
In a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, Mitt Romney has a 13 point lead over Rick Santorum. This is a turn-around from two previous polls that showed Santorum in the lead in the Dairy State.
The Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin is heating up. Ads are playing on television and candidates are starting to make appearances. And now, in a new poll released today from Rasmussen Reports, Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 13 points, a new twist from two previous surveys that put Santorum in the lead. Last month, survey results from a Marquette University poll showed Santorum in the lead with 34 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 18 percent. Likewise, a poll from Public Policy Polling a week later resulted in a similar outcome: Santorum with another double-digit lead over Romney, 43 to 27 percent, respectively. Results from the Rasmussen Report show Romney in the lead with 46 percent over Santorum's 33 percent. The …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The flurry of ads and campaign appearances are just beginning here as GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney's wife appears at Miss Katie's Diner in Milwaukee with state Sen. Alberta Darling.
The first wave of the upcoming tide of GOP presidential campaigning in Wisconsin descended upon Miss Katie's Diner Thursday morning, with an appearance by Ann Romney, wife of the Republican frontrunner. Romney was introduced to the small diner crowd by state Sen. Alberta Darling, who co-chairs Mitt Romney's Wisconsin campaign with former state Sen. Ted Kanavas. Darling said Wisconsin is undergoing a "revolution," and said Badger state voters are "very different from Illinois." She predicted that Romney will fare better in Wisconsin than he did in Tuesday's Illinois primary, where he took 47 percent of the vote. "We are Romney turf here in Wisconsin," she said. The Romneys, who celebrated their anniversary yesterday, received additional …